Explore the possibilities in the care workforce



Explore a career in the care workforce

The Australian Government offers many resources that may support you in starting out or building a career in the care workforce.

 

You may be just the right person the care workforce is looking for

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment’s Job Outlook website provides an overview of the career opportunities available in the care and support sectors. The website includes information on the skills and knowledge required to work in the sector, and the pathways available.

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment’s JobSearch website provides information on working in the disability and aged care sector. The website offers case studies, stories from employees already working in the sector and information on how to find a job in the sector. There is also a quiz to help individuals decide whether a career in disability and aged care is a good fit for them.

The CareCareers website provides information for people looking to understand more about the disability sector. The website provides an overview of the sector and information on what work within the sector looks like, including the various jobs and opportunities available.

Unsure of what role you would like to have within the disability and aged care sectors? CareCareers has developed a free quiz to help users decide which jobs they are best suited for within the sector.

Are you interested in a career in aged and community care?

 

You may already have the right skills

The care workforce requires a broad set of skills and you may already have them. 
Check out the Australian Government's myskills site to see detailed information on occupations in demand in health and community services and relevant courses and skills.

Are you currently working as an allied health professional and interested in expanding your work to other sectors? Working in disability and aged care is a great way to expand your experience and work with new clients.

 

Search for jobs and get started

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment’s Jobs Hub provides information on the roles and career opportunities available in the aged care and disability services sector. The Hub also includes information on applying for jobs within the sector.

The Skillsroad website offers information on what to expect when working in the disability sector, including video resources, job vacancies and relevant Vocational and Education Training (VET) opportunities.

 

Helpful resources to grow your skills

The Australian Government’s My Skills website provides an opportunity for individuals looking to expand their skills through training.

The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission has developed training for NDIS workers during COVID-19 including the development of a worker orientation model: ‘Quality, Safety and You.’

National Disability Services (NDS) have created a free resource for people who are new to the sector or already working and looking to take the next step in their career. 

Need to practice before attending an interview in the aged care sector?

To learn more about applying for jobs in the disability and aged care sectors including how to search for jobs, gain work experience and more, visit the Department of Education, Skills and Employment’s Job Jumpstart Toolbox.

Skills Checkpoint is an Australian Government initiative offering support to employees aged 45-70 in finding a pathway to a new or changed career including how to up-skill for roles they are currently in.

Start your career

Click on your state or territory to learn more about resources, incentives or training pathways for you to start to build your career in the care and support workforce.

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